One of Gotham's greatest villains is getting her own series for the first time in January, when DC releases Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death by writer Amy Chu and artist Clay Mann. This six-issue series tells the story of Pamela Isley attempting to hold down a respectable job at the Gotham Botanical Gardens, even as her reputation inevitably makes her a suspect in some manner of plant-related murder.

The preview images don't tell us much more than that, except that no mere cops can resist Ivy's charms; she looks really cute in casual wear; and on the cover of issue three she looks strikingly like WWE's Eva Marie while sandwiched between a lipstick-poisoned man and some creepy plant babies. But one page of Mann's interior pencils also features Poison Ivy's lovely girlfriend, Harley Quinn, which will certainly generate some interest.

 

Issue #2 cover by Clay Mann
Issue #3 cover by Clay Mann
Pencils by Clay Mann with inks by Seth Mann.
Pencils by Clay Mann.

 

Here's DC's pitch:

Check out this first look at POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH, the new 6-issue miniseries launching in January, written by Amy Chu with art and covers by Clay Mann!

Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy!

Also, this issue guest-stars none other than HARLEY QUINN!

 

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